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John Bassett to present on hepatic encephalopathy at Neurology Grand Rounds on March 9

Categories: Education

For the next Neurology Grand Rounds, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, John Bassett, M.D., will give a presentation entitled “Hepatic encephalopathy.” The meeting will be held in person at the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th St. S. in Fargo, Conf. Rm 1 and Conf. Rm. SMCF6A, and via Webex (Meeting no./access […]

Bridging Research and Practice Committee to host interprofessional conference Oct. 21

Categories: Education

The state’s interdisciplinary Bridging Research and Practice Committee will host a professional conference at the Fargo Holiday Inn on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, entitled “Interprofessional Collaboration, Health Sciences Research and Evidence-based Practice.” The conference is being hosted by the North Dakota Nurses Association and you can register here or via the QR code above. Join a multiprofessional group […]

Gastrointestinal health symposium to be held in-person and online Aug. 27

Categories: Education

All UND SMHS faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend (or participate virtually in) an upcoming Sanford Health symposium on gastrointestinal (GI) disease, to be held in Fargo and online on Aug. 27, 2022. On that date, Dr. John Bassett, Fargo-based clinical associate professor of medicine with the UND SMHS, will host a symposium […]

Faculty Development: Navigating tough conversations in medical, health education on March 24

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) invites you to join us for the next faculty development session: “Navigating Difficult Conversations in Medical and Health Care Education,” on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST). Presented by Dr. Catherine Brissette and Michelle Montgomery, this session will be streamed on Zoom and recorded for […]

TLAS instructional design consultations available

Categories: Education

As you wrap up 2021 and prepare to teach in 2022, the SMHS Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) instructional designers can help you design and implement the best teaching strategies and assessment tools to achieve your target outcomes. You provide the content knowledge, and we provide the advice, tools, and best practices. We are available year-round […]

Teaching Asynchronously: Tips and tricks for effective, engaging recorded lectures

Categories: Education

We hope you’ll join us for the final TLAS session of 2021, “Teaching Asynchronously: Tips and Tricks for Effective, Engaging Recorded Lectures,” presented by Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at noon (central time). This session will be streamed on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. You can join the session via Zoom […]

From the Dean: Homecoming is coming!

Categories: From the Dean

Fall is in the air, of course, which means not only Fighting Hawks football but Homecoming at UND. If you’ve not already done so, remember to register for one of our Homecoming events, in particular our annual interdisciplinary continuing education symposium taking place at least virtually, if not in-person, on Friday, Oct. 22. The topic […]

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Corner: 2021 Faculty Development Needs Assessment results

Categories: Education

In July 2021, TLAS sent a school-wide faculty development needs assessment survey to members of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. This annual survey is designed to guide the development of future faculty development offerings through the TLAS unit of Education Resources and the Office of Education & Faculty Affairs (EFA). TLAS focuses on […]

Register now for SMHS Oct. 22 Continuing Education Symposium on “disrupting aging”

Categories: Education, Events

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is scheduled to host its annual Continuing Education Symposium on Friday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom (and tentatively in person at the SMHS building in Grand Forks). This year’s event will focus on new developments in geriatric research and care, focusing on the geriatric 4Ms: medication, […]

Faculty Development Session: Organized teaching Sept. 23

Categories: Education

Fall has arrived and Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship (TLAS) is resuming our monthly live faculty development events! SMHS faculty asked and we’re doing our best to answer: the most often requested topic from our 2021 Needs Assessment was organization and time management. With this in mind, September’s event will be: Organized Teaching: Control the Chaos and Support […]

Online and recorded faculty development resources available

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) is a unit within Education Resources whose mission is to promote and support the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of effective teaching, curricula, and education scholarship for all faculty and graduate students of the SMHS. We have curated many articles, videos, and how-to resources to help you design and implement […]

Active Learning with TopHat on April 29

Categories: Education

The SMHS Teaching, Learning and Scholarship group invites you to attend “Active Learning with TopHat: A Faculty Development Session,” presented by Dr. Amanda Haage on Thursday, April 29, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST). The event will be streamed live on Zoom ( and recorded for later viewing. Join Dr. Amanda Haage from the SMHS Department of […]

Faculty Development Session: Active learning for student success on April 22

Categories: Education

Please join us at noon (CST) on April 22 for “Increase Engagement and Student Learning by Activating Your Lectures,” a presentation by Dr. Adrienne Salentiny. Join via Zoom at: This event will be recorded for later viewing. Evidence for the benefits of active learning (AL) continues to grow, and it has become clear that any amount of […]

TLAS Corner: Reset attention, increase learner success with active lecture strategies

Categories: Education

It’s been almost five years since Dr. Richard Van Eck first shared his 5 Levels of Active Learning (AL) in a previous newsletter. Since then, we have revisited concepts these through several workshops and consultations centered around active learning. Evidence for the benefits of AL continues to grow and it has become clear that any […]

Faculty Development: ‘A Primer on Mentorship and Coaching’ April 8

Categories: Education

Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, for a virtual faculty development presentation presented by Dr. Sabha Ganai, associate professor in the SMHS Department of Surgery: “A Primer on Mentorship and Coaching.” The event will be streamed live on Zoom and recorded for later viewing ( This faculty development session will […]